How do I close a jump ring correctly?



Opening jump rings - stage 1

1: Always use 2 pliers (chain or bent-nose) to open and close a jump ring.  Grasp the ring on either side  of the opening  with the pliers.



Opening a jump ring - stage 2



2:  Gently push one side away while pulling the other side toward you, so the ring opens from side to side.



When closing the ring reverse the directions.